601 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95050
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The Department is divided into four Divisions.
Field Operations Division
The Field Operations Division (Patrol) responds to the vast majority of calls for service and is made up of patrol teams, a motorcycle traffic unit, traffic and hit-and-run investigators and parking control and abandoned vehicle abatement personnel.
The Investigations Division (Detective Bureau) is responsible for the majority of follow up investigations, especially for major crimes. Investigators are assigned by type of crime, which includes homicide, assaults, robbery, theft, burglary, financial crimes, arson and juvenile crimes. The Records Unit is also part of the Investigations Division.
Special Operations Division
The Special Operations Division serves as the liaison between the City and outside agencies for special event permits (e.g. walk/run, parade, festival, dignitary visit, etc.), provides security support for dignitary visits and demonstrations, and develops operational orders for the law enforcement, traffic and neighborhood protection needs associated with Levi's Stadium.
Administrative Services Division
The Administrative Services Division is made up of the Chief’s Office, Property and Evidence, the Communications Dispatch Center and the Community Services Unit (CSU). CSU’s responsibilities include Neighborhood Watch, Crime Prevention, Permits and School Services such as DARE, School Resource Officers and Crossing Guards.